Daily Devotional – 5/28/15 “At the name of Jesus!”

Don’t you know that at the name of Jesus, demons flee? Don’t you know that at the name of Jesus, battles that are waged against you won’t prosper? Don’t you know that at the name of Jesus, closed doors don’t stop your elevation? Don’t you know that at the name of Jesus, healing can be performed in the midst of your living room? Don’t you know that at the name of Jesus, deliverance can take place on your job? Don’t you know that at the name of Jesus, addictions that you’ve had for 15 years can be snatched from your mouth in the blink of an eye? Don’t you know that at the name of Jesus, He can keep your body intact when it should have been broken in that car accident? Don’t you know that at the name of Jesus, He can keep your mind when you should have been crazy? At the name of Jesus; He can comfort you when feel confused, rock you when you feel like your life is in ruins, shift you when you feel like you’re sinking and carry you when all you feel like doing is crawling. At the name of Jesus; problems no longer persist, anger is annulled, bitterness is broken, resentment finds a resolution and weakness is withdrawn. Baby, at the name of Jesus …

See, I’ve found that it doesn’t matter that man may close a door because at the name of Jesus; He’ll make stairs for you to climb. It doesn’t matter that the enemy tries to block your blessings because at the name of Jesus, what He has for you, it’s already yours. It doesn’t matter that folk talk about you because at the name of Jesus, His word precedes you and He’ll make your name great. It doesn’t matter that you’ve fallen before because at the name of Jesus, it only matters that you get up! It doesn’t matter that folk don’t know your story because at the name of Jesus, they’ll get to see His glory. It doesn’t matter that folk try to throw salt in your game, shade on your vision or obstacles on your path because at the name of Jesus … no weapons formed against you shall prosper! That’s bible! In Luke 10, when Jesus appointed the 72 to go ahead of Him into the towns He was about to go into; the bible says in Luke 10:17, “When the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to him, “Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!” Ha! Baby, at the name of Jesus, we have power! Power to cease the enemy, power to shut up the naysayers, power to turn on light in dark places, power to get out of dead-end situations, power to get healing out of death sentences, power to get a case dismissed when it should have been jail time and power to get a yes when we know it should have been no! All we have to do is use the power of Jesus’ name! We have the power to use it if we belong to Him. Do you belong to Jesus? I don’t know about you but I need this kind of power, what about you?

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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